Stolen Identity



2019 (42nd) Japan Academy Prize- Newcomer of the Year (Ryo Narita)




Hideo Nakata, director of legendary horror movies such as the Ring franchise and Dark Water, returns to his roots with his latest offering based on Akira Shiga’s highly-acclaimed novel, He Just Dropped His Smartphone. Headlining this taut, psychological thriller is leading Japanese actress Keiko Kitagawa (Roommate, 2013) playing a woman who’s the target of a serial killer and Kei Tanaka as her boyfriend whose negligence is the cause of her peril.


When Asami (Kitagawa) calls her boyfriend Makoto (Tanaka), she hears an unfamiliar male voice on the other end. The man informs her that he found the telephone and makes arrangements to return it to Asami. It safely reaches her and she gives it back to Makoto.  
Asami, however, has no idea that the man who returned the mobile is a cold-blooded serial killer who preys on young women. Hacking the device, the stranger is in possession of Makoto’s personal information and all those around him, including Asami.  Not long after, strange incidents start to occur and as they become more alarming, Asami realises she’s the target of someone who wishes her harm.






Keiko Kitagawa, Kei Tanaka

Director: Hideo Nakata
Duration (min) : 118 min (tbc), Th/Ed
Version: Theatrical, Edited
Grade: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: Chinese & English/English





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